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When I first started freelancing, I thought I knew how to price myself. I charged $50 an hour because, well, it’s what my equivalent hourly rate was before I went out on my own. It was easy to justify — I could point to any number of other rate sheets, pricing calculators, and other resources to make it clear why I should be paid what I was asking. It was the “market rate” of somebody like me.
What: YMB Social Club
Who: Movers and shakers at NYC's most exciting companies
Stretch: Thursday (1.22) 5:05 PM @ Jivamukti Yoga School in Union Square ($15)
Stretchpectations: A 1-hour class accessible for beginners and comprehensive for those with more experience. Unlike YMB classes at your office, you'll need to change into workout clothes for this one.
Social: 6:15 PM ETA for post-class Happy Hour @ All'Onda (13th b/w 5th & 6th)
FYI: You can come to one or both parts of this social club
Bonus: Last week's playlist available for your listening pleasure on Spotify
Host: Yoga Means Business is making life at work easier with truly office-friendly yoga and meditation. 30-Minutes. No change of clothes. No yoga mats. For everyone.
Topics: Well being
It's fitting that on Martin Luther King Day, we take stock of how far the nation has come toward hitting Dr. King's ideal for a more perfect union. Sanctioned segregation is no more, suffrage is (mostly) universal and for the first time in history an African American male is president of the United States. But, in the world of business especially, diversity--a goal for which King fought fervently--remains elusive.
Over the summer, at the prompting of Reverend Jesse Jackson, a slew of Silicon Valley tech companies publicly disclosed their gender and racial make up, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay and Apple. The statistics were underwhelming, to say the least.
By David Singer
Every year at about this time commercial real estate wonks dig into the publication of a battery of predictions -- who shall live and who shall die -- about the fortunes of commercial real estate for the coming year. The report, published annually through a collaboration between PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute -- Emerging Trends -- 2015, is available for download here.
Author Chris Brogan recently tweeted that “It’s not about having more money, but living life on your own terms.” For you and I, and any aspiring entrepreneur, this is precisely why we let go of false stability of corporate world. Instead, we choose to navigate the turbulent and uncertain waters of start-ups. We choose to spend our days at Grind and feed our Intelligentsia coffee and tea addictions. We choose freedom. We call the shots.
But this freedom isn't all. It isn't enough.
We also need clarity of purpose.
The Behance Team (part of the Adobe family) is looking to hire a seasoned copywriter with Social Media Experience. We’re the leading platform to showcase and discover creative work, and are hiring a freelancer whose work will involve describing the creative work found on Behance.net to supplement the content on our Social Media Channels (@Behance, Behance Facebook).
We empower our community to create their best work – to be inspired and delighted by what others are doing in the creative space. That’s where you come in: your job will be to help the internet discover kickass creative work, and inspire creatives to upload their own (while celebrating all the talent that’s already on Behance).
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As a successful entrepreneur, some consider it their obligation to give back to the community. For them, it’s not “just a tax write-off” or a way to boost their PR campaign. In fact, with the world’s leadingentrepreneurs such as Tej Kohli, Mark Zuckerberg andCharles Johnson constantly making Top Philanthropist lists, it’s clear that it goes deeper than an angle. When someone is blessed with a lucrative business they started from scratch, they come to learn that nothing feels better than earning money on hard work, sweat and tears—except, perhaps, giving much of it back.
According to a survey backed by Ernst & Young and conducted by Australia’s Fidelity Charitable Gift Trust, 89 percent of entrepreneurs donate to charity. An additional 70 percent donate their time as well. If a company is led by an entrepreneur, their charitable giving is on average more than double of their peers who aren’t led by entrepreneurs. Here’s a look at the top 15 entrepreneurs who give back.
NYFU is an online brand which brings affordable functional furnishing & decor to apartments and offices without sacrificing on quality and design. Our goal is to revolutionize the furniture shopping experience and upgrade urban living. Our site is home to sectional sofas, sofa beds, multi-purpose tables and ottomans, and many more…We have branched off of the 60+ year old furniture brand Lazzoni.us.
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Thinking you don’t want to go it alone? Things would be more fun if shared with a partner? Need the financial contribution of someone else? Choosing a business collaborator is an important decision, one that can make or break your business.